Dad & partner pay (DAPP) objectives


The objective of DAPP is to provide financial support to fathers and partners caring for newborn or newly adopted children, in order to:

  • increase the time that fathers and partners take off work around the time of birth or adoption, and
  • create further opportunities for fathers and partners to bond with the child, and
  • allow fathers and partners to take a greater share of caring responsibilities and to support mothers and partners from the beginning.

Act reference: PPLAct Part 1-1 Division 1A Objects of this Act

Last reviewed: 6 February 2017